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Chris Higgins

Chris Higgins is an ex English and Drama teacher turned award-winning writer. She has written the My Funny Family series for younger readers, but is probably best known for her teen novels, which have gained her two nominations for Queen of Teen. Here she talks to Graham Marks about how she became a writer, tells us some of her writing secrets and talks about her latest novel, The Day I Met Suzie.

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The Peach Boy

Enid Richemont, Andy Catling
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Double Dragons

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Enid Richemont, Shahab Shamshirsaz
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When Sanjay is given a magic bowl that produces food by a kind goddess, he and his family need never be hungry again. Then the greedy Maharajah takes the bowl from him. But the Maharajah cannot control the magic and the food keeps coming... This traditional tale clearly echoes with 'The Magic Porridge Pot'.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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One Hundred Wishes

Enid Richemont, Ben Whitehouse
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Miserable, old Stan lives on his own, just counting his money. And when his fairy godmother grants him three wishes, all he can think of is wishing for more wishes and greedily hoarding them. But the wishes escape, and Stan's world is about to get a whole lot brighter. This story celebrates friendship, however it may find you.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.

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Ahmed and the New Boy

Enid Richemont, Maxine Lee
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Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Yellow stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 3 (Yellow) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, there is a new boy in Ahmed's school - and he is out of this world! Will the teacher notice that her new student is really an alien?

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Lizzie Lizard's Long Jump

Enid Richemont
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Lizzie Lizard is great at leaping! She knows she can win the Long Jump if she can get in enough practice. Can she leap her way out of danger from some hungry animals?The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.

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Arabella's Web

Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
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Enid Richemont, Gabriele Antonini
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The Night of the Were-Boy

Enid Richemont, Gustavo Mazali
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There is a full moon and Frankie the cat is feeling rather strange...then something quite incredible suddenly starts to happen! Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words.

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Princess Frog

Enid Richemont
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Brownilocks and The Three Bowls of Cornflakes

Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin
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Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin

In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale meet Brownilocks the bear. She's hungry while she's out for a walk in the woods and finds a tasty surprise! Three delicious bowls of cornflakes have been left out for breakfast, but what happens when Mum, Dad, and Sam come home? The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels!

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Leapfrog: Sticky Vickie

Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
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The prince will only marry someone who can make him laugh. How can the wise witch's sticky present help Vickie to win his heart?

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Leapfrog: Billy and the Wizard

Enid Richemont, Daniel Howarth
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Reading Corner: Plop City

Enid Richemont, Gwyneth Williamson
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Lucy Daniels

Lucy Daniels is the creator of the bestselling Animal Ark series, which has sold more than 2 1/2 million copies in the UK alone. Animal Ark is being relaunched for a new generation of animal lovers, with exciting brand-new adventures!

Magda Brol

Magda was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where she graduated with a degree in Business and Environmental Sciences. After a few years working in the City of London, she turned her passion for drawing into a dream job, illustrating children's picture books. Magda lives in London with her husband and two young children.

Mark Marshall

Mark was born in London into a creative family including a pianist, actress and dancer. He was encouraged to draw from an early age going on to study Illustration and Painting at the University of Wolverhampton. He lives with his wife, Geraldine, and their two sons. Follow him on Twitter @markjmarshall4

Marta Kissi

Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares a studio in London with her boyfriend and their pet plant Trevor.

Martin Remphry

Martin lives in Cornwall with his wife and son. He is best known for his lively illustrations, and has just recently started writing. He is passionate about home-grown British legends, in particular those from his home island of Sark.

Matt Robertson

Matt Robertson grew up in Suffolk, and spent most of his childhood drawing and creating characters. He completed his MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2014, receiving a Distinction for his work. Matt is the winner of a Lara Jones Award and a Macmillan Children's Book Prize, and he was a finalist in the Waterstone's 'Picture This' competition. His first book, Super Stan, has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Picture Book Prize and is the winner of the 2017 Dundee Picture Book Award. Matt lives with his wife in Norwich.

Max Wainewright

Max has written over 20 educational software titles for children. His programs and websites have won a number of awards including BETT, ERA and Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. Max also used to be a primary school teacher. He lives in London with his wife and two children.